Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

The Associate in Science degree in Pre-Engineering program provides the first two years of a student''s engineering education. Articulation agreements guarantee admission to the final two years of engineering school at several universities to students who satisfactorily complete the Associate in Science in Pre-Engineering at HFCC. These articulation agreements also maximize the transferability of your HFCC coursework.

Although the core engineering curriculum is fairly standard among accredited engineering schools, students should consult with the engineering advisor to determine which courses they should take, depending on the engineering discipline and the engineering school to which they will transfer.

HFCC offers the courses common in the first two years of an ABET-accredited engineering program, and works closely with the faculty at local engineering schools to make sure your courses will transfer. The elective courses required for the various fields of engineering may vary slightly, and you should check with an engineering advisor to make sure that you are taking the correct series of courses for your intended field of engineering.

Although the minimum requirement for completing the program is 60 credit hours, students may be able to take additional coursework at HFCC and transfer it to the 4-year institution.

Career Opportunities: 

Engineering students can specialize in fields such as: * Aerospace * Biomedical * Chemical * Computer and electrical * Industrial * Mechanical * Civil, including structural, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, urban planning, and water resources.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Additional Program Requirements: 

Requirements for different fields of engineering and schools vary. Students must consult with an engineering advisor to plan an appropriate course of study for the area of engineering and the college or university to which they intend to transfer.

The minimum requirement for earning the Associate in Science degree in Pre-Engineering is 60 credit hours. However, engineering schools will accept as many as seven additional courses from HFCC transfer students toward Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering. We encourage students to take advantage of this and to complete as many courses as they can transfer at HFCC.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
60 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Core Courses

Students should consult an engineering advisor for a Course Cequences for their intended field of engineering.

Engineering students may use MATH 180 as the prerequisite for CIS 170.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.